How all this started: Too much time having passed since I’d introduced Volcanic Storytelling, I thought, “What would be a fun re-entry that would build on the theme, and make my lofty ideas more palatable? I know! I’ll start with the food angle!”
Which led to this:
Yes — that was intentional.
But then things started going wrong. They didn’t taste quite right. They didn’t look quite right. They looked…
I know how unappetizing those are. I really do.
Alternate post titles:
The Yolks on Me
Don’t Play With Your Food
I love deviled eggs. I make them more often than I should. Here’s a recent batch, where I dealt a heavy cayenne hand:
Solution? I decided to improvise, and took another approach:
Here’s the final product:
Confused yet? This is about food, volcanoes and storytelling. The deviled eggs are appetizers (red ones feature horseradish, topped with a sweet chili sauce; green contain wasabi). Looked at in one order, they tell a story of destruction — of nature, destroyed by… nature?
(Nature vs nature; that’s a theme, right?)
Reversed, it’s a story of restoration.
Nature corrects itself! (No, not a justification for failed elective surgery.)
Anyway, some answers:
- Yes, I ate
all mostsome of these.
- Nature vs. nature is not a theme. Stop stealing my blog posts for your homework assignments, Post-Millennials!
- “Why volcanoes?” Our lives are simply fragile domes over tempestuous, simmering depths. When and how they erupt? That’s your story.